#Death is an installation that was initially intended to represent casualties of conflicts, however, it morphed into a visualisation of how people discussed death over social networks.
This installation polls the Twitter Streaming API for any tweets containing ‘death’ in their subject matter. Once such a tweet was found this would activate a solenoid valve attached to a tank or red liquid embedded in the roof. This solenoid valve would release a single drop of red liquid which would drop into a vase of water located on a pedestal. Over time the water will become more ‘bloodied’ as more tweets are discovered.
Sam Wray - R&D, Development